Issue No 11 - October 2009 FINANCES & FUNDRAISING Two of the main sources of income for our Company are the subscriptions from our members and the profits from the sale of goods from the Webb Ivory catalogues. The former are now due, and this is a gentle reminder for those who have still to pay; the fees have been held at last year’s rate (i.e. £15 for Anchors and £25 for other sections, with an option of a £40 payment for all the boys in one family). In order to avoid last minute difficulties and disappointments, we have decided to simplify the operation of the Webb Ivory catalogues again this year. We shall only be placing one order with the suppliers (in mid- 1ST NEWPORT / WORMIT COMPANY, THE BOYS’ BRIGADE November), with delivery expected by the end of that month. th Consequently, the last date for submitting orders will be Friday 13 November – the catalogues will be circulated prior to the October holidays Summer has long since disappeared, and we are now well into our current and we shall issue reminders once we return in November. Please support Session. This Session has not been as hectic as last year, but it’s not often that th us in this valuable area of our work. an organisation like the Boys’ Brigade celebrated the 125 anniversary of its th founding (on 4 October 1883). We undertook a number of special activities last year and there is a brief report later in this newsletter about one of the final GIFT AID events. We are looking forward to another session of activity both within and outwith our Company. As a charity, we are able to recover money from HM Revenue & Customs in respect of income such as boys’ membership fees, surplus on Webb Ivory sales, etc. If you pay Income Tax, have you signed one of our Gift ANNUAL DISPLAY & PRIZEGIVING Aid forms? If not, why not? Last year was different in that we actually held TWO Annual Displays, with the more recent being the traditional end-of-year climax to our activities in May. Our Guest of Honour was Tom Boyle, the Brigade’s Scottish Director. Based at BB AND FINALLY Scottish HQ in Larbert, Tom was the senior member of the BB’s full-time staff in Scotland and we were honoured and delighted that he was able to attend our If you find it helpful to have a list of our Sections and adult leaders (so that event – especially since he retired at the end of the following month, after a you can be aware of who and where we are each Friday) – here it is! lifetime in the Brigade as a boy, leader, and member of the full-time staff. Mrs Boyle presented the attendance prizes, badges and special awards. Boys from ANCHORS – (P2 - P3) : East Hall Wormit, 6.15 – 7.15p.m. the various Sections performed activities which showed some of the work they Mrs. Eleanor Owen (Officer-in-Charge), Mr. Ross Husband. had been doing during the past Session. Probably the highlight of the evening JUNIORS – (P4 - P6) : Kirk House Complex, Newport, 6.00 – 7.20p.m. was the presentation of FOUR President’s Badges (the second highest BB Mr. Philip Owen (Officer-in-Charge), Mr. Colin McCowan. award) to Fraser Hutcheson, Andrew Lindsay, Alex Sexton and Calum COMPANY SECTION – (P7 - S3) : Kirk House, Newport, 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Williamson. Mr. Philip Owen (Officer-in-Charge), Mr. Raymond Allerton, Mr. Graham Johnston, Mr. Bill Lindsay, Mr. Neil Rowley. SENIORS – (Age 15 - 18) : Kirk House Complex, Newport, ENROLMENT SERVICE 7.30 – 10.00p.m. Staff as Company Section. th We also have two Joint-Chaplains - Rev. Jim Connolly of Wormit Parish Our annual Enrolment Service is due to be held on Sunday 4 October in th Church and (from 30th October) Rev. Stanley Brook of Newport-on-Tay Wormit Parish Church – the 126 anniversary of the founding of the Brigade! Church of Scotland. Our Chaplain, Rev. Jim Connolly, will conduct the Service during which the In addition, as Company Captain, Philip Owen is in overall charge of the boys, leaders and congregation will all renew their commitment to the BB, Company. He can be contacted on 01382 543034 (Mob. 0770 908 5798) thereafter we will receive our membership cards for the current Session. It is or firstname.lastname@example.org . hoped to hold a march-past in Riverside Road following the Service. ANCHOR BOYS DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES After a couple of years of low numbers, we have unfortunately reached the stage where no new members have joined us and, with last year’s two Here are some of the forthcoming activities (or inactivities) which we have remaining members being promoted to the Junior Section, we are now in planned for the next few months. The details are fairly definite, but confirmation the unfortunate position of having no Anchor Boys at all. Despite issuing or changes will be given via e-mail and to the boys concerned nearer the time. flyers and speaking to boys at the local primary schools, the disappointing lack of response has been the result. We will make another approach to Sunday 4 October Enrolment Service Wormit Parish Church the boys in P2 & P3 after the October holidays and hope and pray that we Friday 16 October No B B Meetings School Holidays will be able to ensure the ongoing future of our local Company for a few Friday 23 October No B B Meetings School Holidays years more. Induction of Friday 30 October (prov) Newport C of S Rev S Brook Saturday 31 October Reclaiming Hallowe’en East Hall, Wormit NEW COMPANY CHAPLAIN Saturday 7 November Outing to Edinburgh Zoo Sunday 8 November Remembrance Service Newport C of S Following the move of Rev Kenneth Pryde to Foveran in January, Last date for returning Newport-on-Tay Church of Scotland has been searching for a new Friday 13 November Webb Ivory catalogue orders minister (and a new Chaplain for our Company). Following a Saturday 21 November comparatively brief period (in Church terms), the next minister has been Fife Anchors Fun Event Glenrothes (prov) appointed and it is expected that Rev Stanley Brook will be inducted on Friday 18 December Christmas Parties Usual Venues th 30 October. This joyous event will unusually be held on a Friday, and we Friday 25 December No B B Meetings School Holidays have decided to cancel our meetings for that evening to allow boys and Friday 1 January No B B Meetings School Holidays leaders to attend the Service and show support for him. It is hoped that BB Friday 12 February No B B Meetings School Holidays members attending will wear uniform and, by sitting together, we can promote our organisation to those attending. Rev Brook had experience of In addition there will be other items, such as Company Section national the BB while Minister at Menzieshill Parish Church in Dundee, though his competitions, various BB competitions and events, etc., details of which have subsequent charges in Edinburgh and Callander were not so fortunate! still to be arranged. HALLOWE’EN 125 SPORTS WEEKEND The Induction Service mentioned above unfortunately coincides with the th As one of the final events in Scotland to celebrate the 125 Anniversary of the Friday when we would have been holding our Junior Section Hallowe’en founding of the Boys’ Brigade, a weekend of sports coaching was organised by Party. Fortunately, Wormit Parish Church has come to our rescue (even if st the BB in Scotland for Company Section boys. This was held as SportScotland’s it was by coincidence)! On Saturday 31 October there will be “Reclaiming National Training Centre at Largs. Despite a little rain prior to our arrival, the Hallowe’en” – an evening full of fun, games, prizes, and is open to all weather was very kind to us and our nine boys had a thoroughly enjoyable time, children. While there is also a fancy dress theme, there is a stipulation that being introduced to new sports (on land and on water) and developing their no “scary” costumes are allowed – children are encouraged to come skills in some existing ones too. The range from archery to yachting (via dressed as a book character or a super hero. The fun starts at 6.30pm and basketball, football, orienteering, etc.) was greatly appreciated by all who runs until 8pm in the East Hall, Riverside Road. attended and there are rumours that this may be repeated in the future. Thanks are due to the parents who kindly assisted with transportation to / from Largs.
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